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GPS/Grade Setter (seasonal)

Company: Knife River - Missoula Division Department: Construction
Location: Missoula, MT Hiring Manager: Dallas S Martin
Closing Date: 10/30/2020 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Responsible for safely setting grade stakes to guide equipment operators on highway, parking lot and civil sitework projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Acceptable interpersonal communication skills
2. 2+ years of experience grade checking and staking preferred
3. Experience with Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment for surveying preferred
4. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record
5. Ability to operate heavy equipment such as tractors, rollers, skid steers and loaders.
6. Highschool diploma or GED
Additional Information
Other activities would include basic surveying, operation of equipment, and general labor.
would include verification of grade specifications, measurements, staking grade with GPS and traditional grade setting equipment.

Read and understand survey stakes to determine grade specification for embankment/excavation.

Observe excavation and embankment activities to verify conformance to stake references and notify equipment operators or supervisors of deviations.

Read and understand construction plans and specifications to ensure jobs are built correctly and to spec.

Collect and utilize information using GPS equipment.

Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.

Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, GPS equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

Assist in loading and unloading equipment for transport, including load securement.

Perform other duties as assigned including general labor.
How To Apply
Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

We offer a full benefit package which includes 401k, Medical, Dental and Vision We are a drug free work environment requiring pre-employment and random drug testing. Subject to background check.

You may apply online at

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:
4800 Wilkie Road
Missoula, MT 59808-1450
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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